Mother, I cannot Mind my Wheel
Walter Savage Landor, Simonidea (1806).
2 My fingers ache, my lips are dry:
3Oh! if you felt the pain I feel!
4 But Oh, who ever felt as I!
5No longer could I doubt him true;
6 All other men may use deceit:
7He always said my eyes were blue,
8 And often swore my lips were sweet.
1] According to Wise and Wheeler, Bibliography of Landor, 1919, "Adapted from a fragment by Sappho ... which Landor may have found in Warton's Essay on Pope." Back to Line
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